Welcome to the
Summer Season at the Vermont State House

Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur


July 3rd Independence Day Celebration on the State House Lawn

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the City of Montpelier


Friends'- Sponsored Farmers' Nights


In 1915, Vermont legislators, who were mostly farmers, extended the legislative session through the winter. To entertain themselves during these long cold months they used the House chamber for weekly sing-alongs, lectures, theater performances, and even a circus with ponies and an elephant in 1947. This tradition has come down today as Farmers’ Night and has provided a warmth of entertainment for lawmakers and community members alike. Friends of the Vermont State House member Rick McMahan has faithfully recorded every one of the programs we’ve sponsored. And now, starting from the kickoff of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War to April 2017's  storytelling, they can be enjoyed again!  
Thank you, Rick!